Photo of Tamara Jurkiewicz, Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile

Step 1: Explore McGill exchange partners

Browse McGill exchange partners with our "Where Can I Go on Exchange" tool!

Exchange places at each destination are limited, and there is no guarantee that you will receive a nomination for your first choice, so keep your options open by considering several potential destinations. 

Université Laval | Arts -Minor concentration Indigenous Studies 

University of British Columbia | Open to all faculties (Management excluded)

University of the West Indies | Open to all faculties

University of Chile | Engineering- Department of Mining and Materials only

Universidad de los Andes | Open to all faculties

Universidad de las Américas Puebla | Open to all faculties

National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) | Open to all faculties (undergraduates only)

College of William and Mary | Open to all faculties (Management and graduate students excluded)

University of California | Open to all faculties (Engineering, Management and Law excluded)

University of Maryland | Open to all faculties (Engineering and Management excluded)

University of Virginia | Open to all faculties (Law and Management excluded)

Fudan University | Law and Management

Tongji University | Architecture

Tsinghua University | Open to all faculties

Zhejiang University | Management

Chinese University of Hong Kong | Open to all faculties

City University of Hong Kong | Open to all faculties

Hong Kong Polytechnic University | Engineering and Science

University of Hong Kong | Open to all faculties

Ben Gurion University of the Negev | Open to all faculties

Hebrew University of Jerusalem | Open to all faculties

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology | Open to all faculties

Hitotsubashi University | Open to all faculties

University of Malaya | Open to all faculties

Keio University | Open to all faculties

Kwansei Gakuin University | Open to all faculties

Kyoto University | Open to all faculties

Sophia University | Open to all faculties

University of Tokyo | Open to all faculties

Waseda University | Open to all faculties

Korea University  Open to all faculties

Yonsei University | Open to all faculties (Law and Music excluded)

Nanyang Technological University | Open to all faculties

National University of Singapore | Open to all faculties

Chulalongkorn University | Management

Australian National University | Open to all faculties

University of Adelaide | Open to all faculties

University of Melbourne | Open to all faculties

University of New South Wales | Open to all faculties

University of Queensland | Open to all faculties

University of Sydney | Open to all faculties

University of Western Australia | Open to all faculties

University of Auckland | Open to all faculties

University of Otago | Open to all faculties

Université Catholique de Louvain | Architecture, Arts, Engineering, Management and Science

Charles University | Open to all faculties

Technical University of Denmark | Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Engineering and Science

University of Copenhagen | Open to all faculties

University of Helsinki | Open to all faculties

University of Iceland | Open to all faculties (Law, Economics, Nursing and MBA excluded)

Boğaziçi University | Arts, Management, Science 

Durham University | Open to all faculties

ESADE Business School | Management

Freie Universität Berlin | Open to all faculties

IE University | Management

Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University | Open to all faculties

King's College London | Open to all faculties

Lancaster University | Open to all faculties

Leiden University | Open to all faculties

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München | Open to all faculties

Lund University | Open to all faculties

Newcastle University | Open to all faculties

Politecnico di Milano | Architecture

Technical University of Munich | Open to all faculties

Trinity College Dublin | Open to all faculties

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona | Open to all faculties

University College Dublin | Open to all faculties

University College London | Open to all faculties (Education excluded)

University of Amsterdam | Open to all faculties

University of Bergen | Open to all faculties

University of Birmingham | Open to all faculties

University of Bologna | Open to all faculties

University of Bristol | Open to all faculties

University of Edinburgh | Open to all faculties

Humboldt University | Open to all faculties

University of Freiburg | Open to all faculties (Psychology excluded)

University of Geneva | Open to all faculties

University of Glasgow | Open to all faculties

University of Groningen | Open to all faculties

University of Leeds | Open to all faculties

University of Liverpool | Open to all faculties

University of Manchester | Open to all faculties

University of Mannheim | Management

University of Nottingham | Open to all faculties

University of Oslo | Open to all faculties

University of St. Gallen | Management

University of Warsaw | Open to all faculties

University of Warwick | Management

University of Zurich | Open to all faculties

Università Bocconi | Management

Università Iuav di Venezia | Architecture

Universität of Tübingen | Open to all faculties

Université de Strasbourg | Open to all faculties

Uppsala University | Open to all faculties

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL | Open to all faculties (Architecture excluded)

INSA Rouen Normandie | Engineering

KU Leuven | Open to all faculties


What should you consider when selecting your host university?

FACULTY RESTRICTIONS & ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 

Checkbox Stock PhotosCheck that students in your faculty are eligible to go on exchange at this host.

Consult with your Faculty Advisor for exchange program processes and degree requirements specific to your Faculty:

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Arts

Education

Engineering and Architecture

Law

Management

Music

Science

Checkbox Stock PhotosReview the host institution requirements available in their fact sheets, such as: 

Semester dates

  • Does the host institution’s semester dates conflict with McGill’s semester dates?

Language of instruction

  • Does the host institution require proof of language proficiency?
  • Are there enough courses available in a language I am proficient in?
  • Do I meet the host’s language proficiency requirements?

Course availability

Eligibility and admission requirements

  • What are the host’s minimum CGPA requirements?
  • Does the host institution require a reference letter?

 

HEALTH 

Checkbox Stock PhotosConsult the Government of Canada Travel Health Notices. The Public Health Agency of Canada’s Travel Health Notices outline potential health risks to travelers and recommend ways to help reduce them. 

Checkbox Stock PhotosCheck the host’s health insurance requirements available in the partner fact sheets or through the host’s International Office. 

Checkbox Stock PhotosReview your health insurance coverage.

Canadian students:

Check with both provincial and ASEQ (studentcare.ca for SSMU, PGSS, MCSS) to ensure coverage while abroad

International students:

If you are enrolled in the International Health Insurance plan, visit the International Student Services Health Insurance website for information about travel

Students with their own plans (parents, governmental organization, etc):

Confirm coverage with the insurance provider

 

SAFETY 

Checkbox Stock PhotosReview the Travel Advice and Advisories for your destination to find information about safety and the laws and culture of each country.

NOTE: Exchanges are not allowed in countries or regions with “Avoid non-essential travel” or “Avoid all travel” advisories. 

For a full list of safety considerations, check out more information on Safety Abroad

 

FINANCES 

Consider the following items: 

Checkbox Stock PhotosTuition: tuition is paid directly to McGill and not the partner institution. You are required to pay for 15 credits for each semester on exchange. 

Checkbox Stock PhotosCost of living, including:

 

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations (What housing does the host offer?)
  • Food
  • Local transportation (to and from the host university, local tourist travelling, etc.)
  • Passport and visa
  • Books and supplies
  • Personal expenses (clothing, equipment, toiletries etc.)
  • Emergency funds

Checkbox Stock PhotosReview funding opportunities

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COUNTRY 

Checkbox Stock PhotosReview the visa requirements of the host country 

 

  • Verify the type of visa required. The procedure to obtain the visa depends on your country of citizenship and the duration of your stay

  • Contact the nearest Embassy /consulate as well as the international office of the host early in the decision process to check visa requirements and timelines

Checkbox Stock PhotosReview the vaccine requirements for the host country and whether the host country has COVID-related quarantine and vaccination policies 

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